Leviticus


Virtual Book Tour Dates: 1/29/14 – 2/26/14

Genres: Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Futuristic, Nanotechnology





Blurb:







Science has created a world where anything is possible and everything is affordable.

A world where illness and disease have been eradicated.
What if you could be young forever?

What if you didn't want to?

Levi Clayton Furstman's decision not to be inoculated with technology designed to bestow youth and immortality leads him on a journey that forces him to reexamine his relationships, his purpose in life, and, ultimately, what it means to be human.

Excerpt:
The technology for TIN has been around for decades actually,” said the young man assisting Clay. The lanyard hanging around the youth’s neck displayed the words Rudy
and
Genius.
It had been almost eight months since his family had purchased him an iMeme as a birthday gift and they had finally worn him down and elicited a promise to have the TIN nanochip fitted today. Rudy was explaining how the process worked and it seemed to Clay the young man
knew what he was talking about. Most of the Genius Bar staff did.
It uses the same technology the physically impaired use to transmit brain signals to a computer to perform specific functions. Your iMeme sits here on your Spot, or wherever you choose to keep it, and as long as it’s within a three-foot radius, it can transmit information to, or receive information from, the TIN, which is really just a cochlear nanochip placed in your inner ear. With two-way communication and the iMeme’s built-in nanocamera, the iMeme can perform any number of important functions.”
Clay was still nervous. “So you’re going to stick something in my inner ear? Right here?” he asked, looking around. “No doctor? No specialist?”
Trust me sir, I’m an Apple trained audiologist. I’ve done thousands of these. I simply place this device in your ear and the TIN nanochip
will be inserted into your cochlea. Takes just a few moments.” Rudy put a smile on his face to try to reassure Clay.
That’s the problem, Rudy. I’m not too hip on you puncturing my eardrum with that thing. I mean, don’t doctors say that only thing you should put in your ear is your elbow?”
Sir,” Rudy responded. “The PSD will barely enter your outer ear.”
PSD?
What’s a PSD?” Clay asked.
Rudy was clearly working to retain his patience. “Sir, the PSD is the Placement and Syncing Device,” he said, showing Clay the object in his hand. It looked to Clay like an ear thermometer with a small cable hanging off its lower end. Rudy pointed to the small tip protruding from the top of the PSD and continued. “A nano-needle extends from here into your inner ear and to the cochlea. The needle itself is thinner than the proboscis of a mosquito. Not only will you feel absolutely nothing, the procedure is so safe that even if the
TIN were misplaced, there would be no harm done to you.” He saw the look of doubt on Clay’s face and added, “The TIN won’t be misplaced. I promise.”
Rudy put the PSD to Clay’s ear, pressed a button. Clay closed his eyes, expecting the worst. He felt absolutely nothing. A hopeful thought that the PSD was broken crossed his mind. He opened his eyes and turned to Rudy.
Listen, if there’s a problem, I can always come back.”
I’m sorry Sir. What was that you said?” Rudy asked, involved in hooking up Clay’s tiny iMeme to the cable dangling off the lower end of the PSD.
I said,” Clay started and then jumped slightly when he heard a gentlewhisper in his ear.
iMeme
now activated: November 13, 2021. 5:43 p.m.
Clay
spun around to see who had spoken to him, but quickly realized it was
no one, simply his iMeme communicating to him. Clay flushed slightly
with embarrassment as he noticed Rudy grinning. Clay wondered whether
everyone reacted as surprised or whether Clay was the random oddball.
The idea of being looked upon as some sort of fool annoyed him. “What if I want to take the chip out?” Clay asked.
A puzzled look crossed Rudy’s face. “Take it out?”

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About Daniel Seltzer:

Daniel Seltzer holds a
J.D. degree and a BA in English. He also holds an MA in Bioethics and
previously worked at a major university researching the ethical,
legal and social implications (“ELSI”) of nanotechnology. It was
while working there that the idea for this story first took shape.

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